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39 result(s) for the key topic Lymphoedema were found:

Adjustable Velcro compression devices and management of lower limb lymphoedema
Compression is the key to management of lymphoedema and multilayer bandaging has been considered the gold standard. This article looks at adjustable Velcro compression devices as an alternative to multilayer bandaging. The author finds that the devices enable patients to maintain the required pressure in between consultations with healthcare professionals. They also allow for changes in limb volume and can help with concordance, as well as cutting down on the time clinicians need to spend with patients as the devices promote self-management.
November 2017 : Volume 31, Number 5
Using an adjustable compression device to manage venous leg ulcers
This article focuses on the work of a team of community nurses running a primary care drop-in centre. As well as a full range of clinic services, the team sees a lot of leg ulcer patients for compression bandaging. A common problem with traditional compression bandaging is the amount of time that community nurses have to spend on the procedure, as well as the dangers of maintaining pressure and bandage slippage between dressing appointments, which can result in discomfort for patients and even skin damage in some cases. This also has implications for patient concordance. This article looks at a review by the team of a new compression system (juxtacures®; medi UK), which offers measurable and adjustable compression and a greater involvement by patients in their own care, which in turn can minimise the time nurses need to spend on dressing changes.
April 2017 : Volume 31 Number 2
An overview of lymphoedema for community nurses
This article provides an overview of lymphoedema and its management. It includes information on the definition of lymphoedema, anatomy (lymphatics), lymphoedema staging, complications and the psychosocial impact. This leads onto a discussion of the management methods that can be delivered by community staff and practice nurses who have received appropriate training. Involving patients and their family/carers in all aspects of the management plan can help them to cope with this lifelong condition and promote concordance with treatment.
October 2014 : Volume 28, Issue 5
Surgery for people with lymphoedema
Millions of people across the world are affected by lymphoedema. Physical treatments commonly combine skin care, compression therapy, exercise and manual lymphatic drainage. Increasingly, surgery has been recognised as providing benefits for some individuals with lymphoedema, although the evidence is still limited. This article overviews lymphoedema types and treatments, discusses different surgical approaches for people with lymphoedema, and the implications for community nurses.
September 2012 : Volume 26, Issue 5
Assessment and monitoring of oedema
Jeanette Muldoon discusses the measurement of oedema as a diagnostic and monitoring tool, highlighting the need for practitioners to reassess within agreed timelines to ensure constant monitoring of treatment effectiveness or the need to refer.
November 2011 : Volume 25, Issue 6
Managing chronic oedema and lymphoedema
Jeanette Muldoon discusses the challenges of managing patients with lymphoedema and chronic oedema.
May 2011 : Volume 25, Issue 3
Self-care in lymphoedema
Anne Williams discusses the literature around self-care and self-management in lymphoedema, and considers the implications for supporting people with lymphoedema.
July 2010 : Volume 24, Issue 4
Compression for leg ulceration
Morag McKenzie discusses the use of compression therapy for a variety of leg ulcers
May 2010 : Volume 24, Issue 3
Fungating malignant wounds and their management
Maureen Benbow explores the aetiology of fungating wounds and their management, the patient and the associated quality of life issues
November 2009 : Volume 23, Issue 11
Managing secondary lymphoedema
Maureen Benbow gives an overview of the potential causes and management of secondary lymphoedema
October 2009 : Volume 23, Issue 10
Clini Duo40 venous ulcer compression system
Andy Kerr & Sylvie Hampton discuss the use of the Clini Duo40 venous ulcer compression system in treatment and prevention of venous ulceration.
July 2009 : Volume 23, Issue 7
Lymphoedema: improving practice
In a bid to enhance clinical practice through the application of practice Jane Board discusses impact of tissue stretch and interstitial fluid flow on fibroblasts and collagen fibres in lymphoedema
June 2009 : Volume 23, Issue 6
Treating venous ulceration
Evelyn Frowen discusses a case report demonstrating improvements in quality of life for a patient with a non-healing venous ulcer using a short-stretch bandage system
June 2009 : Volume 23, Issue 6
Exuding wounds
Maureen Benbow explores the significance, nature and methods for managing wound exudate and associated skin problems
Maureen Benbow MSc. BA RGN HERC is a Senior Lecturer, University of Chester
Article accepted for publication: July 2008
November 2008 : Volume 22, Issue 11
Non cancerous lymphoedema: a basic understanding
Excellence in Practice Award runner up Louise Johnson gives an overview of the impact of non cancer lymphoedema on patients' quality of life
Louise Johnson RGN is a Community Staff Nurse, Rotherham PCT
November 2008 : Volume 22, Issue 11
Bandages and bandaging: recapturing the art and skill
Maureen Benbow gives an overview of the different types of bandages available and reasons why nurses need to recapture the art and science of bandaging
Maureen Benbow MSc BA RGN HERC is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chester
Article accepted for publication: September 2007
November 2007 : Volume 21, Issue 11
Chronic oedema: challenges for community nurses
Anne Williams & Gillian Craig consider some of the possible challenges for community nurses as they establish a role in the management of chronic oedema
Anne F Williams is a Cancer Nursing Research Fellow/Specialist Lymphoedema Nurse at Napier University/NHS Lothian.
Gillian Craig is a Specialist Lymphoedema Physiotherapist at NHS Grampian Chronic Oedema Service
Article accepted for publication: August 2007
November 2007 : Volume 21, Issue 11
Lymphoedema of the lower limb
Sylvie Hampton gives an overview of the management of lymphoedema of the lower limb
Sylvie Hampton MA BSc (Hons) DpSN RGN. Tissue Viability Consultant. Tissue Viability Consultancy Services. Eastbourne.
Article accepted for publication: June 2007
August 2007 : Volume 21, Issue 8
Managing arm lymphoedema due to advanced cancer
Anne Williams overviews the factors that contribute to arm swelling and focuses on the use of modified lymphoedema bandaging techniques (often referred to as palliative bandaging) for patients with arm lymphoedema in advanced cancer.
Anne F Williams RN, MSc, DN, DipNursEd, Cert in Cancer Nursing
Cancer Nursing Research Fellow/Lymphoedema Nurse Specialist, Napier University, Edinburgh/NHS Lothian School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care
Article accepted for publication: February 2007
April 2007 : Volume 21, Issue 4
The lymphoedema practitioners role in provision of care: a case study
Andrea Stigant gives an overview of the role of the lymphoedema practitioner and using a case study approach provides information on lymphoedema and its treatment.
Andrea Stigant MSCP, ENBN34 is a Clinical Lymphoedema Specialist, Eden Valley Hospice.
Article accepted for publication: September 2006
November 2006 : Volume 20, Issue 11
Patient self-massage for breast cancer-related lymphoedema
Anne Williams gives a guide to patient self massage in the management of lymphoedema.
Anne F. Williams RGN, MSc, DN, RNT, Onc Cert, is a Lymphoedema Specialist Practitioner Dalkeith, Scotland.
Article accepted for publication: November 2005
June 2006 : Volume 20, Issue 6
May 2006 : Volume 20, Issue 5
A clinical audit of Actico cohesive short stretch bandages
Anne Williams gives an overview of Actico cohesive short stretch (inelastic) bandages in the management of lymphoedema.
Anne F. Williams RGN, MSc, DN, RNT, Onc Cert is a Lymphoedema Specialist Practitioner, Dalkeith, Scotland.
Article accepted for publication: December 2005
February 2006 : Volume 20, Issue 2
Patients' experiences of attending a new community leg ulcer clinic
Lesley Ogden and Dr Stephanie Honey describe a study which aimed to elicit patients' views of a new, pilot, community leg ulcer clinic.
March 2005 : Volume 19, Issue 3
Understanding and managing lymphoedema in people with advanced cancer
Anne Williams explores the impact of lymphoedema, describes how various factors contribute to oedema formation in advanced cancer and discusses the management strategies appropriate for this group, within the context of palliative care.
Anne F. Williams RGN, MSc, RDN, RNT, ENB 237 is a Lecturer in Chronic Oedema/ Lymphoedema Practitioner, University of Glasgow, Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Glasgow - Article accepted for publication: July 2004
Information on lymphoedema courses are available from:

British Lymphology Society
1 Webb's Court, Buckhurst Avenue, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1LZ
Tel: 01732 740850 Fax: 01732 459225
University of Glasgow
Division of Nursing and Midwifery
59 Oakfield Avenue, Glasgow G12 8LW
Tel: 0141 330 2070
November 2004 : Volume 18, Issue 11
Caring for the 'at risk' foot
Dr Kate Springett discusses the reasons why all practitioners have a responsibility for caring for the 'at risk' foot - and gives a few pointers on how this should be done.
Dr Kate Springett, Senior Lecturer, MSc Podiatry Course Leader, School of Health Professions, University of Brighton. Article accepted for publication: September 2003
February 2004 : Volume 18, Issue 2
The management of lymphoedema of the lower limbs
Anne Williams discusses the causes and treatment of lymphoedema.Anne F. Williams RGN, MSc, RNT, ENB 237, RDN is a Lecturer in Chronic Oedema, University of Glasgow, Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Glasgow. Article accepted for publication: February 2003
August 2003 : Volume 17, Issue 8
Scar management
Jacky Edwards gives an overview of the current management of scars.
Jacky Edwards BSc (Hons), PGDE, DSPN, RGN, ENB 264; 998; 870; N49 is a Clinical Nurse Specialist, South Manchester University Hospitals Trust.Article accepted for publication October 2002.
December 2002 : Volume 16, Issue 12
Primary lymphoedema: a case study
Maureen Barrett discusses the treatment of primary lymphoedema.
Maureen Barrett RGN is a Community Staff Nurse, Fareham, Portsmouth.
Article accepted for publication February 2002
July 2002 : Volume 16, Issue 7
Colonisation versus infection of indolent venous leg ulcers
Lynfa Edwards gives a brief overview of the use of silver and iodine to reduce bacteria in wounds.
June 2001 : Volume 15, Issue 6
Compression therapy
Christine Moffatt describes advances in compression bandaging and discusses the role of the district nurse in improving outcome for patients with leg ulceration.
December 2000 : Volume 14, Issue 12
Pain in cancer
Gill Ward takes us through the theory and assessment of cancer pain
September 2000 : Volume 14, Issue 9
Palliative management of fungating malignant wounds
Patricia Grocott presents a critical review of fungating wound management from a community perspective, using case study data from her study into the palliative management of fungating wounds.
March 2000 : Volume 14, Issue 3
November 1999 : Volume 13, Issue 11
Preventing the recurrence of venous leg ulceration
Lynfa Edwards discusses some issues which can prevent the recurrence of venous leg ulcers.
November 1999 : Volume 13, Issue 11
Palliative care workshops: An overview
Jan Hammett gives a descriptive account about how a series of ten palliative care workshops highlighted the need for more accessible education in the field of palliative care.
September 1999 : Volume 13, Issue 9
A guide to compression bandaging: treating venous leg ulcers Part One
Lynfa Edwards discusses compression bandaging in the treatment of venous leg ulcers
December 1998 : Volume 12, Issue 12
The Management of patients with a fungating or malignant wound
Rosemary Pudner discusses the special needs of patients who have a fungating or malignant wound.
September 1998 : Volume 12, Issue 9
The management of patients with a leg ulcer
Rosemary Pudner considers the issues involved when managing a patient with a leg ulcer.
May 1998 : Volume 12, Issue 5